WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, an MV-22 Osprey experienced a problem that led to a landing in the shallow waters off the Okinawa coast. Third Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General Lawrence Nicholson said the aircraft was "unhooking" and "shaking violently."
"[Commanding General] Nicholson has made the decision to temporarily halt all MV-22 flight operations under Marine Forces Japan until he is ‘satisfied that we have reviewed our checklists and safety of flight procedures,’" the release stated on Wednesday.
All crew members had been transported to the US Naval Hospital in Okinawa and treated for injuries
The US marine corps launched a formal investigation into the incident, according to the release.